League leaders Falkirk made the worst possible start to a game they dominated, allowing Hamilton to take the lead from a first minute free-kick. Brian Carrigan floated the ball into the box and it was converted by Jean-Phillipe Javary.
This spurred the home side into action and for the rest of the game they bombarded the Hamilton goal with chances falling to Daniel McBreen, boss John Hughes and Scotland international Darryl Duffy.
In the 11th minute head coach Hughes took the bull by the horns and showed his team how it should be done when he headed the equaliser from a Russell Latapy corner which the visitors failed to clear.
Two minutes later Falkirk keeper Darren Hill bravely dived at the feet oft Mark Corcoran when he broke free, and it was Corcoran some eight minutes later who felt aggrieved when Hill seemed to connect in the box and pull him down, but the referee waved away alll protests.
Falkirk did have the ball in the net in the 31st minute, but McBreen was ruled off side. Then Duffy went close but defender Mark McLaughlin cleared.
After the re-start Falkirk went up another gear with early chances falling to man-of-the match Neil Scally and McBreen, and later Duffy had an opportunity, but Accies held on to claim a point from the leaders.